Awards shows weren’t exactly the most exciting programming to behold before the coronavirus pandemic came along and made them far worse. So far we’ve seen hybrid ceremonies for the Emmys and Golden Globes that have involved limited attendance and acceptance speeches on Zoom, which made for sloppy and boring entertainment. But don’t expect the same nonsense when the 2021 Oscars come around.
The 93rd Academy Awards will air on Sunday, April 25, 2021 starting at 8:00 P.M. ET, and when the cameras start rolling, producer Steven Soderbergh says viewers will quickly see that he’s taking this opportunity to significantly shake up the awards show format. The Ocean’s 11 director said, “Right out of the gate, people are going to know: ‘We’ve got to put our seatbelt on.'” Read More »
Six years after #OscarsSoWhite, the Academy Awards have finally turned the tide and delivered their most diverse slate of acting nominees in history. But that’s not the only historic statistic of the 2021 Oscars. For the first time in the Oscars’ nearly 100-year history, more than one female director has been nominated in the best director category. One of those directors, Nomadland‘s Chloé Zhao, is the first woman of color to be nominated for Best Director. But while the Asian diaspora is receiving unprecedented recognition at this year’s 93rd Academy Awards (with two nominees of Asian descent in both the directing and best actor categories!), the Oscars were still missing a lot of Black talent from behind the camera. Read More »
The nominations for the 93rd annual Academy Awards have announced, revealing which films will contend to take home little golden statuettes for one of the strangest years in cinema history. While the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on movie theaters and the film industry, you know the saying: the show must go on. And due to rules tweaks that allow for more eligibility (we’re looking at you, streaming releases), the results look unlike many other Oscar line-ups. But is that for better or worse? We’ll let you be the judge.
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This year’s Oscars are going to be a strange one. With the pandemic moving most tentpoles from 2020 to 2021, you’d think there would be a shortage of films to make the visual effects shortlist, one of nine shortlists revealed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ahead of the announcement of the 2021 Oscar nominees on March 15. But the 2021 Oscars shortlist contenders are both expected and unexpected, ranging from Birds of Prey, which Warner Bros. did not campaign for at all, landing on two shortlists, to the Taiwanese underdog A Sun earning a spot on the best international film shortlist after critics’ praise for the drama, released quietly on Netflix early in 2020, catapulted it to awards darling.
See nine of the 2021 Oscars shortlists below.
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The 2021 Oscars could possibly be delayed in one of the few times in the prestigious award’s 93-year history. The board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are meeting today to discuss potentially postponing the date of the 2021 Oscars ceremony, which has long been scheduled for February 28. But with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic obstructing the releases of many potential Oscar contenders this year, the 93rd Oscars ceremony may be delayed as long as eight weeks.
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Hollywood’s biggest night might be postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are considering pushing back the 2021 Oscars, which are set to be held in February, due to concerns over the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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